Reporting an Unsafe Truck Driver
Most trucking companies really do care about safety, and most truck drivers are skilled, cautious, safe drivers. When you see an exception — when you encounter a truck driver who isn’t driving safely, and who is putting other drivers at risk — take the time to report it.
Send a writeup of what happened and the truck’s license plate to the Safety Director of the trucking company. A responsible company will appreciate the warning, the driver can be evaluated to see whether he or she really needs to be behind the wheel of a big truck, and you just might save someone from becoming a victim. Maybe there will be one fewer lawsuit that has to be filed.
Here’s our letter along those lines. Nobody was hurt and there will never be a lawsuit arising out of this. We just hope the letter will make our roads just a little safer.